La Grotta is tucked away in the heart of the Buckhead residential district and overlooks the lush gardens of the condo courtyard in which it is located. La Grotta literally means "the cave" in Italian and was named such for its cavernous and warm setting. The La Grotta staff is also well known and regarded for its vast knowledge of its customers, the food, diverse knowledge of languages (our staff speaks Italian, Spanish, French & German) and attention to detail. The menu specializes in Northern Italian cuisine with seasonal changes to reflect freshness of ingredients with a focus on locally grown produce.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Side Plate of Pasta
All these options are available as Appetizer or Entre portion as well. Choose Pasta: Angel Hair, Linguini, Fettuccini, Penne, Spaghetti With Choose Sauce: Alfredo (Cream Sauce), Agli Olio, Amatriciana, Carbonara, Fradiavola, Marinara, Primavera, Puttanesca, Tomato Basil
Risotto del Giorno
Daily Special of Slowly Cooked Arborio Rice
Mediterranean Roasted Veal Loin with Celery Salad, Capers, Cherry Tomatoes & Tuna Sauce
Best place in Atlanta for decades! Always a great expierience!
Second time in La Grotta, I'm convinced it is the most authentic Italian restaurant in town. I just wish the reservation is more readily available but that means it's extremely popular. Sacchetti pasta is just so yummy!
Fabulous, every time
Every time we go we remember we don’t go enough!
Enjoyed everything! Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a great Italian dinning experience from start to finish!
La Grotta is always terrific! Their dover sole and veal chop with black truffles were excellent as always. I frequent this restaurant and can't remember ever having a dish that was superb!
It is one of our favorites restaurants. My opinion is biased. I love everything about La Grotta.
Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine list and menu. A perfect meal as always and a classically excellent restaurant that we will definitely be patronizing again in the future.
Great experience all around. Food was amazing and service was amazing as well.
Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Started with the beef carpaccio, then Ceasar salads, next I had the mushroom risotto with black truffles and my husband had the house special ravioli. One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. Carried the tiramisu home for later and definitely glad I did. Next time I would love to sit outside in the courtyard.
Excellent food, service and energy. The carpaccio with truffles was spectacular!
Waiter was FABULOUS
Always excellent food and service
Dinner was delicious and the service was as always very well done.
Excellent food and service. Beautiful patio!
It was the most delicious & overall lovely evening. Our waiter, Juliano, was a delight as was everything.
Wonderful experience. Service was impeccable — staff was beyond friendly and knowledgeable. Genuinely accommodating in terms of being flexible with menu choices. All courses were outstanding and clearly made with the best and most fresh ingredients. Packed full of authentic Italian flavor. We will certainly return!!
Both the food and service were good.
Superb in every way
Great except for we have a wine cellar and I couldn’t open my wine do to reduce revenue due to Covid and I’ve got a pretty extensive Italian collection so they didn’t have what I have brought on the menu
Food was excellent, Juliano was at his normal best and the other staff was very accommodating.
Fabulous in every way!
Great food and service we had a nice experience. we will definitely eat here again.
My husband and I truly enjoyed celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary on the outdoor patio. The scenery was beautiful. We’ve been dining at La Grotta for years but have never eaten a meal on their patio and we are so glad we did. It definitely made for a more secluded, romantic evening. Our food was amazing, as always, and the service was top notch! La Grotta is truly a gem and one of our favorite places to eat!
Great setting and food was wonderful. Service started out as being very attentive, but went downhill from there. Never checked to see if dinner was OK, had to ask several times for water refills and took quite some time to bring us check.
We had such a safe, lovely evening at LaGrotta! We dined outside with a nice bottle of wine recommended by our fabulous waiter. What a wonderful reprieve from the angst of 2020. I had the mushroom risotto topped with shaved truffles, heaven. Thank you LaGrotta for giving us a civilized, peaceful and enjoyable evening.
Another delicious meal, with superior service and delightful ambience. We live right across the street, so it couldn’t be more convenient. Definitely our go-to for special occasions.
I really enjoyed the food and the ambiance of this restaurant!!
Classic old school Italian joint in Atlanta. Feels very New York City. Food is authentic and fresh.
Amazing food and top notch service! Best Italian in Atlanta
La Grotta was the perfect hidden gem for a wonderful evening dinner with friends. I celebrated my birthday and everyone was so kind. The service was over the top and the food was incredible. Will absolutely be returning to try out the lovely patio!
This was our second time at La Grotto, but it won’t be our last. Exceptional food and service. Only negative is the weird building in which it resides.
Amazing food, atmosphere, and service. A great place to celebrate an occasion.
Have been there many times and we went with friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As always it was an outstanding experience. La Grotta is simply my favorite restaurant in Atlanta.
An Atlanta classic with unmatched service ❤️
Uninspired food. Not much of the menu is really italian. I had the shrimp over linguine. Shrimp where cold over pasty linguine. My wife had the dover sole which was a little better. We just moved to Atlanta and hope we can find a decent Italian restaurant as this isn’t even close.
We had a wonderful time with our friends. The birthday surprise was a real treat and service pronto!! The only bad part was the meal. The two specials and salmon were way below average in fact pretty poor. The other two meals were good and very good. I would go back for the ambience but definitely not for the food.
We loved being outdoors. The patio was delightful. Thanks. Linda Grace
We only eat here for special occasions because it is a bit pricey. But the food is amazing and so is the staff! I would definitely recommend!
Exceptional food, exceptional service...it always delivers on our expectations!
As usual, the entire staff was AMAZING...super-attentive; the food was AMAZING; as was the company!!
La Grotta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. La Grotta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 231-1368.
La Grotta is rated 4.9 stars by 1835 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.